On Thursday morning in the LMC, Mrs. Goumas' 4th grade class participated in a "Mystery Skype" with a class they met through the Flat Classroom project - A Week in the Life. For the Mystery Skype, each class asks yes or no questions to determine where the other class is located. To prepare, we wrote a series of beginning questions, bookmarked some map resources, and assigned jobs, such as questioner, researcher, runner, closer, recorder and videographer. Through their questions, our students found out their mystery class was located in Wilmington, Delaware, and they did so before the other class found us! It was a great learning experience that made everyone think about geography, landforms and population. After the Skype, the class wrote reflections on what they learned, what they thought the class did well during the Skype, and what we could do better next time. Here are some photos and also check out - the students' video.
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I am the Library Media Center director at Patton School in Arlington Heights where I help students from kindergarten through 5th grade find terrific independent reading for enjoyment and information, and teach students the skills to use information and technology safely and productively and to connect, communicate and share with others. I have four grown children, a large black dog, (flat coat retriever) and a small striped cat. I am an obessive Chicago Cubs fan and I love to run.